The Department of Pathology at the University of Utah School of Medicine offers a two-year fellowship program in clinical chemistry. This fellowship provides broad experience in clinical chemistry for pathologists and scientists with appropriate prior training. The program encompasses preparation in clinical service, laboratory administration, research, and teaching. Fellows rotate through clinical laboratories at ARUP Laboratories, the University of Utah Health, and Primary Children’s Hospital. The goal of the program is to prepare individuals for a career in academic laboratory medicine, clinical practice, or industry.
The first year includes rotations through the various laboratories, didactic courses and lectures, participation in medical rounds, case conferences, seminars, administrative meetings, clinical skills training, and research. Fellows are expected to begin one or more research projects in the first year and to engage in research throughout their training. Fellows in their second year participate in elective laboratory rotations and may assume responsibility as an acting assistant medical director for a laboratory at ARUP Laboratories.
The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Clinical Chemistry (ComACC). This training program satisfies the requirements for the American Board of Clinical Chemistry examination in Clinical Chemistry.
University of Utah Health, ARUP Laboratories, and Primary Children’s Hospital, are all within walking distance of one another, creating a varied and exciting campus. Because of ARUP’s dual role as primary laboratory for the University of Utah Health, and as a national reference laboratory serving major community and academic universities, our mission statement focusing on service, teaching, and research guides all training efforts. For service, we provide quality diagnostic laboratory support, testing, and consultation in a cost-effective and timely manner for patient care purposes. Through local and national consultations and conferences, we strive to teach physicians, technologists, and clients the appropriate use of diagnostic laboratory tests and resource utilization in the care of patients. For research, we develop and improve testing methods for the accurate diagnosis of disease.
Location: ARUP Laboratories
Positions: 1-2 per year
Stipend: Commensurate with year of postgraduate training